“It Needs To Happen” Nicholas Predicts Key Liverpool Star Will Be Dropped For Genk

“It Needs To Happen” Nicholas Predicts Key Liverpool Star Will Be Dropped For Genk

TV pundit Charlie Nicholas thinks Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp should leave Mo Salah out of the starting line up for tonight’s game against Genk in the Champions League.

The 27-year-old has been struggling with an ankle injury recently and only lasted an hour in the Reds’ 2-1 win versus Aston Villa at the weekend, and Nicholas says it could be an opportunity to rest the forward this evening:

“It is normally Firmino who he rests, but I would leave him in with Mane and leave Salah out. He may not like it but it needs to happen. Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will come in and I think it will be a fairly comfortable night nevertheless for Liverpool.”


It’s a fair shout from Nicholas. There is no need to risk Salah in a game that Liverpool are heavy favourites to win, and with Divock Origi waiting in the wings, the Egyptian could drop to the bench.

A victory this evening would move the Reds onto nine points from their opening four matches in their group. Following Genk, they have Napoli at home in what could prove a decisive match for who finishes top, before their last match against Red Bull Salzburg in December.